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Backing Up Your Phone’s Camera Roll

Statistically, you are more likely to lose your digital photos in a tech crash than your analog memories in a house fire or other natural disaster. So for peace of mind, be sure to have a back-up plan!

The Dropbox mobile app offers a simple solution to back up files from your phone to the cloud. With the app’s “camera uploads” feature enabled, any photo or video you’ve taken with your mobile device will be backed up automatically to your Dropbox account (Dropbox Basic users must also have the desktop app installed). Plus, we love how Dropbox renames our files by yyyy-mo-day as it copies them all to the “camera uploads” folder.

To turn camera uploads on or off:

iOS: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.

  2. Tap Account (the person icon) in the bottom right.

  3. Tap Camera Uploads.

  4. Toggle Camera Uploads to on.

  5. Tap Upload.

Android phone

  1. Open the Dropbox app.

  2. Tap the menu button.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Under Camera uploads, tap Turn on camera uploads.

  5. Tap Allow.

Windows 10 in S mode (Windows Mobile)

  1. Open the Dropbox app.

  2. Tap the menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Tap Camera upload.

  5. Toggle Camera upload on.



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